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Job Specification

 HISTORIC PRESERVATION SPECIALIST

 DEFINITION

 Under  direction of a Principal Historic Preservation  Specialist
 or  other  supervisory official, organizes and maintains cultural
 resource  data,  provides  assistance to  various  historic  site
 programs,  conducts  surveys,  prepares  State/National  Register
 nominations, and administers grants and/or preservation education
 programs; does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Researches, prepares, and revises routine State/National Register
 nomination applications including conducting field investigations
 of the site.

 Reviews routine cultural resource surveys prior to entry into the
 New Jersey Historic Sites Inventory.

 Researches  and  writes interpretations for historic  properties,
 and  assists  in  collection/research of selected  materials  for
 exhibit  at  historical  sites utilizing  both  primary/secondary
 sources.

 Prepares  notification of intent to nominate  properties  to  the
 State/National  Register  in  accord  with  state   and   federal
 regulations.

 May  assist  in  basic planning and preparation of historic  site
 programs/exhibits appropriate to groups of different age levels
 and/or with different interests.

 May  develop  training programs for individuals who function as
 interpreters of historic properties.

 Prepares routine releases and/or brochures.

 Conducts  field investigations of historic sites to  ensure  that
 programs,  operations, and structures are adequately  maintained,
 and identifies potentially hazardous conditions at the site.

 Reviews  project  initiating materials and  fiscal  documentation
 from grant recipients.

 Supervises office accounting, purchasing, and invoice processing.

 Serves  as liaison for the NJ Historic Sites Council, NJ Historic
 Trust,  State  Review  Board  for Historic  Sites,  and/or  other
 historical, educational, and social groups.

 Identifies   and  labels  Universal  Transverse  Mercator   (UTM)
 coordinates  on  the US Geological Survey maps for State/National
 Register nominations.

 Identifies,  describes, researches, analyzes, photographs,  maps,
 or  otherwise  records  information concerning  properties  being
 inventoried.

 Compiles  dates  for  and drafts fiscal portions  of  the  Annual
 Preservation  Work  Plan  and application  for  federal  Historic
 Preservation Funds.

 Attends meetings, lectures, seminars, and conferences.
 Organizes, maintains, and retrieves cultural resource  data  from
 the  NJ  Historic  Sites Inventory, State and National  Register,
 project-specific surveys, and office library.

 Prepares correspondence in the course of official duties.

 May  prepare  clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative
 reports containing finding, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Maintains records and files.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual  recording and information  systems  used  by
 the agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

 EDUCATION:
 
 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's
 degree in American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, 
 Architectural History, or History.

 NOTE: Graduation from an accredited college or university
 with a Bachelor's degree including or supplemented by twenty-one
 (21) semester hour credits in professional planning subjects such
 as  land  use planning, historic city planning, planning  project
 design, or planning law and administration may be substituted for
 the indicated education requirement.

 EXPERIENCE:
 
 One  (1)  year of experience in historic site surveying, historic
 preservation  planning,  or  any combination  of  the  following:
 detailed  investigation  of historic structures;  preparation  of
 historic structures research reports and/or preparation or review
 of   plans/specifications  for  preservation  projects;  research
 writing,  interpretation, or related activity  with  an  historic
 organization,  agency,  or  museum; research  and/or  writing  in
 American  architectural history and/or restoration  architecture;
 and/or  experience  in  archaeological research,  administration,
 management, and/or study of archaeological resources.
 
 NOTE: Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Architect
 issued   by  the  NJ  Board  of  Registered  Architects  may   be
 substituted for the required education.
 
 NOTE: Possession of a valid license as a Professional Planner issued by
 the  NJ  State Board of Professional Planners may be  substituted
 for the required education.
 
 NOTE: A Masters degree in Historic Preservation, American Studies,
 Anthropology,  Archaeology, Architecture, Architectural  History,
 or History may be substituted for the required experience.

      LICENSE:
 
 Appointee  will  be  required to possess a driver's license valid in 
 New Jersey only if the operation of a  vehicle, rather than employee 
 mobility is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of principles, objectives, standards, and techniques of
 historic preservation.

 Knowledge   of  methods/techniques  used  to  evaluate   proposed
 alterations to historic properties.

 Knowledge of museum techniques, procedures, and design.

 Knowledge of the National Register Program.

 Knowledge  of  principles,  standards,  and  techniques  used  in
 historical research/writing.

 Knowledge of cultural resources survey techniques.

 Knowledge of photographic techniques.

 Knowledge of accounting and grants management techniques.

 Ability  to  learn  about  New Jersey history,  architecture,  or
 culture.

 Ability  to  learn  about  state  laws,  rules,  and  regulations
 relevant   to   historic  preservation  and   cultural   resource
 management.

 Ability  to  learn  about responsibilities, programs,  standards,
 policies, and procedures relevant to cultural resource management
 and historic preservation.

 Ability  to  conduct  research utilizing original,  primary,  and
 secondary   source   materials  to  prepare   National   Register
 nominations and interpretive materials.

 Ability   to   provide  information/assistance  to   the   public
 concerning programs and basic historic preservation issues.

 Ability   to   establish   and   maintain   cooperative   working
 relationships with representatives from local, federal, and state
 agencies,  historic/environmental  groups,  and  members  of  the
 general public.

 Ability  to  organize  assigned work, analyze  problems,  develop
 effective work methods, and complete assignments on schedule.

 Ability  to  prepare  correspondence in the  course  of  official
 duties.

 Ability  to  prepare  clear,  sound,  accurate,  and  informative
 reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Ability to maintain records and files.

 Ability  to  utilize  various types of electronic  and/or  manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office,  
 or related units.

 Ability  to  read, write, speak, understand, and  communicate  
 in English   sufficiently  to  perform  duties  of  this   position.
 American  Sign  Language or Braille may  also  be  considered  
 as acceptable forms of  communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as  they  can  perform  essential  functions  of  the  job  after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   
 If the  accommodation  cannot be made because  it would cause
 the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

4/25/1998